[ moh-tuh-veyt ]
/ ˈmoʊ təˌveɪt /
verb (used with object), mo·ti·vat·ed, mo·ti·vat·ing.
to provide with a motive, or a cause or reason to act; incite; impel.
Well vs. GoodSomeone may have told you you were wrong for saying, I’m good, instead of the more formal I’m well. But is the response I’m good actually incorrect? Not technically. Let’s explore the rules and conventions for these two words. Well is often used as an adverb. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Good is most widely used as an adjective, meaning that it can …
mo·ti·va·tor, nounde·mo·ti·vate, verb (used with object), de·mo·ti·vat·ed, de·mo·ti·vat·ing.de·mo·ti·va·tor, nounnon·mo·ti·vat·ed, adjective
re·mo·ti·vate, verb (used with object), re·mo·ti·vat·ed, re·mo·ti·vat·ing.un·mo·ti·vat·ed, adjectiveun·mo·ti·vat·ing, adjectivewell-mo·ti·vat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-motivated (1 of 2)
adjective (well motivated when postpositive)
(of a person, intention, etc) have sufficient incentive, desire, or drive
British Dictionary definitions for well-motivated (2 of 2)
/ (ˈməʊtɪˌveɪt) /
(tr) to give incentive to
Derived Formsmotivator, noun
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